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BONHEUR, Isidore-Jules

Bordeaux, Gironde 1827 - Paris 1901

Taureau Aberdeen-Angus

Aberdeen Angus Bull

bronze with brown and black patina

statuette

Dimensions (HxWxD): 6 14 x 8 x 3 34 in.

signed: I. BONHEUR

Acc. No.: 1994.54

Credit Line: Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia; Gift of Michael and Mary A. Erlanger

Photo credit: ph. courtesy Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia

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Provenance

  • 1994, Gift of Michael and Mary A. Erlanger

Bibliography

  • Museum's website (accessed August 29, 2017)
  • 1996 Luciano
    Eleonora Luciano, Animals in Bronze. The Michaels and Mary Erlanger Collection of Animalier Bronzes, [Athens], Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 1996, n° 12, p. 32-33

Comment

  • 1996 Luciano, p. 32:
    Bonheur is never recorded to have been to Scotland, where he would have seen this unusual breed. Rosa Bonheur painted in Scotland, and its seems likely that Isidore would have drawn the idea for this bull either from one of her sketches or from an agricultural show in France. The animal's rich mane and strong modeling make this one of the most successful.